New York Art Directors 86th Traveling Exhibition

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Monday, March 17, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 4:00am

Every year the Art Directors Club sends its International Annual Awards Exhibition on a worldwide tour. From New York to Sao Paolo, to London to Beijing, the exhibition of Gold, Silver and Distinctive Merits are viewed by thousands.

Please join us in viewing it at Ontario College of Art & Design.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
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Karim Rashid: From 15 Minutes into the Future

Karim Rashid
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 4:00am

The Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta hosts “Karim Rashid: From 15 Minutes into the Future” by internationally renowned designer Karim Rashid, an exhibition originating at the OCAD Professional Gallery in the fall of 2007.

Venue & Address: 
ACA Gallery of SCAD, Woodruff Arts Center 1280 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Georgia

Furniture Meets its Maker

Gord Peteran
Friday, January 18, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 5:00am

One of the most innovative artists working in North America today happens to be a woodworker. Toronto's Gord Peteran has launched a boundary-crossing career, opening up the category of furniture to an unprecedented range of psychological and conceptual content. Sometimes his means are disarmingly simple: his work 'A Table Made of Wood' is cobbled together, seemingly at random, from scraps lying on his workshop floor. At other times, he employs craftsmanship of the highest order, as in '100', a precisely machined occasional table that disassembles into a carrying case like that used for a rifle. Other works suggest specimen cabinets, seesaws and game tables, all twisted into new relevance through subtle manipulation. In all cases, Peteran's work addresses the specific conditions of furniture even as it subverts those conditions.

Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets its Maker is organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Chipstone Foundation with generous support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation. It includes a national tour and is guest curated by Glenn Adamson, head of Graduate Studies, Victoria and Albert Museum.

Venue & Address: 
Anderson Gallery 907 1/2 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia

Look Inside: OCAD's 3rd annual Open House

Look Inside 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Look inside the behind-the-scenes world of art and design. Take a studio tour, watch a student demo, or talk with faculty and staff. We'll provide a glimpse of emerging trends and where art and design practice is making new connections.

Imagine yourself here.

Look Inside Program:


Meet & Greet
Student Mentors, Front Lobby
Admissions & Recruitment Staff, Caldwell/Mader Passage

Assignment to Archives Screening Project, Front Lobby

"Becoming an OCAD Student", 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, RM 190

First-Year Faculty of Art: A Compilation of Student Work, RM 166

Mobile Lab and Portage Project, RM 187
Clay Modelling, Sculpture, RM 141

Open Studios
First-Year/SCIN Workshop, RM 170
Fabrication Studios:
Wood Shop, RM 108, 115
Metal Shop, RM 122, 123
Plastics Shop, RM 117
Foundry and Moldmaking, RM 152, 154


Pronto: Florence Program 2006/2007, Great Hall
Six Years Old, Transit Space

"It's All About You: Career Strategies for Artists and Designers", 2 pm, RM 230

The Manifold Project, a montage of alumni work, RM 230

Short Talks
"Brain Candy": 10-Minute Liberal Studies Talks
11 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 3 pm, RM 240

Open Studios
Material Art & Design Studios:
Fibre Studio, RM 201
Jewellery Studio, RM 217
Ceramic Studio, RM 253


Meet & Greet
Associate Dean Simone Jones and Integrated Media Chair Judith Doyle answer questions about Integrated Media and Criticism and Curatorial Practice, RM 355

Printmaking, RM 375, 384, 389, 390

Open Studios
Academic Computing Centre, RM 317
317c The Store for Computers & Books, RM 317c


Drawing and Painting Endowment Wall, RM 479
Drawing and Painting Alumnus Kelli Maksud: Site-specific Installation, NW Corridor
Drawing and Painting Student Work, Display Cases
Sequences, Multiples & Text, Photography Student Work, RM 415
Photography Student Work, Display Cases

Digital Painting: Video Presentation, RM 460

Materials and Processes, RM 466
Drawing, RM 441

Open Studios
OCAD's Largest Studio: 4th-Year Thesis Student Work, RM 430
Epson Imaging Lab, RM 417


Open Studios
Environmental Design, RM 540
Industrial Design, RM 560


Graphic Design, RM 640, 660

Illustration, RM 617

Think Tank: Sustainability, 12 and 2 pm, RM 654
Advertising Alumni, RM 657

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Neighbourhood Art Tour with Anique J. Jordan

construction hoarding with 'post no bills' warning
Anique standing in front of her artwork on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:00am

On September 8, graduate students from the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design  and Criticism and Curatorial Practice programs joined artist Anique J. Jordan for a unique neighbourhood tour that highlighted the hidden history of a construction site close to OCAD University.

The tour started behind City Hall on Chestnut Street where the new provincial courthouse building is planned for construction. Anique shared with the group that this site has a deep history that is obscured by the large, grey, hoarding that now traces the perimeter of the lot. Upon beginning construction, the development company discovered thousands of cultural artifacts from the site’s history as the location of a British Methodist Episcopal church, rooted in one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the city called The Ward. Originally built in 1845, the church was a crucial site for Toronto’s black community playing an important role as a spiritual, community, and cultural centre.

Now the site is surrounded by imposing hoarding that demands to ‘post no bills’; it offers no narrative or suggestion of the site as one of historical civic significance. Anique is particularly interested in what she perceives as an erasure of the histories of the black and immigrant communities that previously thrived in that neighbourhood. With no signage, no commemoration, and no invitation for conversation, the current construction site illuminates a complicated relationship between historical preservation and the high-speed drive for new development in Toronto.

From this former church site Anique led the tour group to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s exhibition The Idea of North, where works by contemporary artists are exhibited alongside paintings by the iconic Canadian artist Lawren Harris. Anique’s works in the exhibition speak directly to the history of the black community within The Ward that Harris also used as a subject in many of his early paintings. Her works, that directly reference the Chestnut Street site, create a contemporary history that speaks back to the historical narratives that are currently being built over, in an attempt to recreate a more accurate and honest conversation about the history of our city and its citizens.

This artist tour was organized by Dr. Andrea Fatona, the Graduate Program Director for the Criticism and Curatorial Practice program. It was part of Graduate Studies Orientation week where all new students were welcomed to OCAD U - and its surrounding neighbourhood!

For more on Anique’s work in The Idea of North exhibition, see her interview:

For more on Anique’s work:

For more on the British Methodist Episcopal church construction site:

For more on OCAD University graduate programs:


Images courtesy of Karina Iskandarsjah

Look Inside

Photo of OCAD University's Sharp Center
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Look Inside Canada’s largest university of art and design. Bring your friends, family and supporters and take a studio tour, watch students as they work, or talk with faculty and staff. OCAD University will provide a glimpse of emerging trends, and where art and design practice is making new connections. Imagine yourself here. 


Saturday, November 12th, 2016

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Main Building - 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1

OCAD University Alumni Fall Social Reception & Private Tour

AKM Exterior
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:00pm to Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 12:00am


Please join us at our other Fall 2016 Alumni Events:

September 28: President's Speakers Series
November 12: Alumni of Influence Awards Ceremony & Reception
December 12: Alumni Holidays Social at TIFF

Register now at

Ticket includes cocktail reception and private tour of the stunning Aga Khan Museum.  Guests will be treated to a private tour of "Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art".  Meet the marvellous creatures of such classic literature as the Shahameh and Kalila wa Dimna.  Through an astonishing variety of media - including manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass and metalwork from the 7th to the 21st centuries - the exhibition celebrates these real and mythical animals and illuminates the knowledge contained in the stories. Register online today!

Venue & Address: 
Aga Khan Museum 77 Wynford Drive (just north of Eglinton Ave East/Don Mills Road)

Photo tour of Morocco

In April 2014, I had the privilege to go in a photo tour around Morocco. I travelled with my grandmother, who is also a photographer, and a friend of ours. Throughout the three weeks long road trip, we visited numerous cities and villages. I was mesmerized by the landscapes, the vibrant colours, the architecture and of course, the people.

Although I did my best to record with my camera every single thing that I found interesting, without a doubt, the shots that I enjoyed the most were the portraits. Even if it was only through hand signs and some mispronounced French words, I got to meet very interesting people from all ages and different occupations. I met a local tour guide, a fruiterer, a tailor, a shepherd, some nomads and more. Having the opportunity to record a bit of the Moroccan culture with my camera has been one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences. 


Berber from Sahara Desert

Nomad brothers

The greengrocer (Best Portrait Award at Festival Imaginario de las Artes)

Sahara sunset II

Real Palace of Fes

Check out more photos by first-year OCAD U art student Ana Luisa Bernardez on her website.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm


Saturday, February 20, 2016
From OCADU, Toronto to Idea Exchange Art + Design, Cambridge
With Exhibition Tours Led By Sarah Quinton, Curatorial Director, Textile Museum of Canada

Travel round-trip between Toronto and Cambridge on a complementary art bus to view the Contemporary Textile Collection exhibitions at Idea Exchange Art + Design.

Enjoy travel time with others from the Toronto-area art community as you head to Cambridge where exhibition tours will be led at our three galleries by Sarah Quinton, Curatorial Director, Textile Museum of Canada. Light lunch will be provided.You will see work by Suzanne Carlsen, MAAD Instructor Meghan Price and many more artists from our community.

Pick-up and drop-off location: OCADU, 100 McCaul Street, ON M5T 1W1
Transportation provided by: Canada Coach
Cost: Free with a light lunch provided

12:00pm – Depart for Cambridge
1:30pm – Tour of the Design at Riverside Gallery
2:15pm – Light lunch in the Mary Misner Printmaking Studio
2:45pm – Tour of the Queen’s Square Gallery
3:45pm – Tour of the Preston Gallery
4:30pm – Depart for Toronto
6:00pm - Arrive in Toronto

Only 28 seats available! Registration is required to secure your seat. First come first served. RSVP to Cherie Fawcett at

Don’t miss this one-time opportunity to view the collection with Canada’s leading textile art curator.

Not from Toronto but wish to join the tour in Cambridge? Click here for details.

Contemporary Textile Collection is a three-part exhibition providing access to the Idea Exchange Art + Design permanent collection of Contemporary Canadian fibre-based work. On display at all three of our gallery locations across Cambridge, this is the largest assemblage of works from our collection.

For nearly 30 years, Idea Exchange Art + Design (formerly Cambridge Galleries) has collected seminal works by Canadian artists working in textile and fibre-based mediums. This unprecedented three-part exhibition presents nearly a quarter of the specialized collection, from early to recent acquisitions, and showcases the diversity of artistic concerns from craft-based processes to conceptual frameworks.

Sarah Quinton, BFA, Hon., MFA, has been with the Textile Museum of Canada since 1990, where she is now Curatorial Director. Quinton’s award-winning curatorial work explores contemporary and traditional handmade textiles as they intersect with sculpture, design and new media. She has taught and lectured at universities, colleges, galleries and museums in Canada, the US and internationally, and has sat on numerous volunteer boards, advisory committees and juries. She was recently invited as a keynote speaker at Strutts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; Goldsmiths, University of London; the Institute of International Visual Arts in London (INIVA) (UK); and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She is Chair of the Advisory Board of OnSite, OCAD University’s Professional Gallery, and Adjunct Professor at York University.

Image: Jaime Angelopoulos. He Moved Just So, 2012. Daniel Manchego-Badiola. Guardian No.6Guardian No.7Guardian No. 8, 2014. Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet), 2013. Lyn Carter. Beacon, 2011. Installation at Queen’s Square Gallery. Photo by Cherie Fawcett.

1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
T: 519.621.0460
Mon – Thurs 9:30am – 8:30pm
Fri – Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm

435 King Street East, Cambridge, ON N3H 3N1
T: 519.653.3632
Mon – Thurs 12:00 – 8:30pm
Fri 12:00 – 5:30pm
Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm

7 Melville Street South, Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4
T: 519.621.0460
Tues – Thurs 12:00 – 8:00pm
Fri 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun 1:30 – 4:30pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information, visit, call 519.621.0460 or follow on Twitter @IdeaXchngART.


Venue & Address: 
Pick up at OCAD U Bus to Cambridge and return to OCADU

INVC Program sponsors ImagineNATIVE's artcrawl and ArctiC Noise exhibition

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 4:00am

Join art lovers on imagineNATIVE’s inspiring, insightful and entertaining Art Crawl of exhibitions and co-presentations with partners A Space Gallery, Trinity Square Video, VMAC Gallery and YYZ Artists’ Outlet in the historic 401 Richmond building. At each stop, engage with exhibition curators and attending artists and enjoy some of the best in contemporary Indigenous media art, commission and retrospectives. Snacks provided. Drinks available for purchase.

Reception begins at 5:00pm at A Space Gallery, with the first artist talk at 5:30pm.

Material Experiments, A Space Gallery, Suite 110, Reception: 5:00–7:00pm, Curator & Artist Talk: 5:30pm

Heather Rae: Photographs, A Space Gallery Windows, Hallway outside Suite 110, Artist Talk: 6:15pm

ARCTICNOISE, Trinity Square Video, Suite 376, Reception: 5:30–7:30pm, Curator & Artist Talk: 6:30pm

For This Land, Vtape/VMAC Gallery, Suite 452, Reception: 6:00–8:00pm, Curator & Artist Talk: 7:00pm (see pg # for full details)


YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Suite 140, Reception: 6:30–8:30pm, Curator & Artist Talk: 7:30pm

Featuring a special performance by Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Joseph Naytowhow at 8:00pm